“As we look at future Midwestern transportation fuel needs, we feel confident it will include CNG, and we and our branded dealers are excited about building the CNG infrastructure needed to bring this reliable and domestically produced fuel to the marketplace in the most convenient and cost-effective manner possible,” said CountryMark President and CEO Charlie Smith.
The company will build on its experience in designing and constructing convenient-to-use fueling stations, managing fuel quality, maintaining fueling equipment and assisting end-user customers with innovative price risk management tools. Today, there are more than 100 CountryMark-branded fueling stations in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky.
“Our branded dealers work very closely with end-user customers to understand their transportation fuel needs,” explained CountryMark Vice President of Marketing Jon Lantz. “Based on conversations with a variety of Midwestern fleet managers, we see a sustainable and growing demand for CNG, especially among high-mileage fleet customers. However, for many small and medium-size fleets, installing private CNG fueling infrastructure may not make economic sense. In these situations, CountryMark and our branded dealers can use our business-to-business fueling expertise to make CNG available to the public in the most convenient and cost-effective manner possible.”
CountryMark’s CNG strategy also includes providing industry-leading expertise. “Our teams are being trained to provide a high level of multi-fuel knowledge that will help bus and truck fleets analyze their transportation fuel options and make the best possible fueling decision to reach their fleet goals,” added Lantz.